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Issue: Q4 2016

SCS Feature Article

Back to School Isn’t Just for Kids! ​
The start of fall is known as “back to school” time with many young individuals we know having returned to their schools and colleges. For those of us in the workplace, while we are not returning to the hallowed halls of academia, fall can still be a time for us all to brush up on our learning. Read article.

SCS News and Industry Updates

Just Published! Brian Larson’s Latest Book for SSRS 2016
We’re excited to announce that SCS Chief Creative Officer Brian Larson's latest book “Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services, Fifth Edition” is now available. This practical reference book covers the complete process of building and distributing reports, explains how to maximize all of the powerful, integrated SSRS capabilities; details the new Mobile Report Publisher, and includes useful detailed case studies and sample reports. Put this book on your "must read" list! Learn more.

SCS is Proud to be a Part of PASS Summit 2016
Plan to join SCS at PASS Summit 2016 in Seattle, WA from Oct 25-28. SCS’ own Brian Larson will present two sessions during the Summit. “Effective Data Visualization with SQL 2016 - Data Near and Far,” is a day-long, pre-conference session that will explore the data visualization tools available through SQL Server 2016. “Calculate, Aggregate & Filter: Truly Understanding DAX,” is a conference general session that will help demystify aggregating and filtering data within DAX expressions. You don’t want to miss these sessions!

Registration Discount Code: Use code PRE250BL when you register to get $250 off a full, three-day Summit registration and a pre-conference session. Hurry! The code expires at midnight on Thursday, October 13! Register to attend.

Superior Spotlight Blog

Make Your MVC Web Applications Beautiful with Google Charts
Want a quick and easy solution for integrating a simple bar graph into your MVC application? The latest blog from SCS details how to quickly and easily integrate a simple bar graph into your MVC application using the Google Charts application interfaceRead the blog.

SCS Events

Western Wisconsin PASS - November 14
Join Brian Larson from SCS as he presents at the Western Wisconsin PASS. Monday, November 14, 2016 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.
SCS Lunch & Learn - November 29​
Join SCS for a Lunch & Learn session about how to “Unleash the Power of Power BI.” Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

SCS Testimonial

“We were having multiple performance issues with the nightly load of data into our warehouse and did not have resources available on staff to address this. SCS helped us improve error handling resulting in reduced errors and disruptions. They were also instrumental in helping to plan and execute an upgrade to SQL 2014.The senior technical resource they provided was top notch and our resources had the chance to learn from him. While SCS was working on those projects we had a couple major disruptions impacting our data warehouse. They did not hesitate to jump in and help us, even on weekends, to resolve the issue and restore service as quickly as possible. All this in addition to the services they were already providing us. We value our relationship with SCS as they have become one of our trusted partners..”

– Sara Prigge, IT Service Desk Manager

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